Our Stories

Inspiring stories about hope and love for youth experiencing homelessness, as well as up-to-date news about Covenant House Vancouver

Gifts in Kindness

Fall is an interesting time of year. Stores fill with holiday decorations, people reminisce, and shoppers begin to buy gifts for loved ones. Fall also brings with it shorter daylight hours, the cold, and for some, seasonal affective disorder (SAD). ... Read more

Jason BosherOctober 26, 2021

A Recipe for Success

Joshua* originally joined the Crisis Program at Covenant House Vancouver with the hope of one day returning to his family home. Unfortunately, Joshua was born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), and the barriers and challenges associated with that led ... Read more

Jason BosherOctober 19, 2021

Top needed items and how to donate them

Covenant House Vancouver is grateful to receive Gifts-in-Kind (GIK). These are non-monetary items that people donate like clothing, hygiene supplies, and household items. These items help us keep costs down and directly help our young people.Due to COVID-19 and our enhanced ... Read more

Kristy HayterOctober 18, 2021

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and the 2021 theme is Building forward together: Ending Persistent Poverty, Respecting all People and our Planet. The COVID-19 pandemic that gripped the world during the past year has resulted in reversing ... Read more

Kristy HayterOctober 17, 2021

Gratitude this Thanksgiving

All of us at Covenant House Vancouver hope that you had a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving. Our Drop-In Centre at 1302 Seymour St. was buzzing with activity and full of smiles on Monday, as youth enjoyed a warm meal and ... Read more

Jason BosherOctober 13, 2021

Giving thanks with grateful hearts

We want to express our gratitude for all the inspiring people in our Covenant House Community, now more than ever your kindness and care is truly appreciated. Our Drop-In at 1302 Seymour will be open and serving Thanksgiving Dinner. If ... Read more

Kristy HayterOctober 11, 2021

World Homeless Day

The 10th of October marks World Homeless Day it’s a chance for the global community to acknowledge those experiencing homelessness.World Homeless Day draws attention to homeless people’s needs locally, internationally and provides opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to ... Read more

Kristy HayterOctober 10, 2021

“This feels right, I look like me.”

Jessica was a young person that I didn’t know very well. She was polite but preferred to keep to herself. She rarely came into the Drop-In and when she did, she would grab some food and leave.One morning Jessica walked ... Read more

Kristy HayterOctober 07, 2021